Archive for Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lawrence tops 100 degrees; excessive heat warning expires

Heat advisory remains in place through Monday evening

July 10, 2011, 12:31 a.m. Updated July 10, 2011, 11:57 p.m.


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11:57 p.m.

The excessive heat warning for Douglas County expired at 10 p.m. as scheduled. The temperature had dropped to 83 degrees, and the heat index to 90, by 10:52 p.m.

The NWS expects heat indices to reach between 103 and 109 degrees Monday, with a high temperature of 100.

8 p.m.

The excessive heat warning for Douglas County, originally set to expire at 8 p.m., has been extended until 10 p.m. A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Monday.

It was 96 degrees at the Lawrence Municipal Airport as of 6:52 p.m. with a heat index of 120 degrees and 64 percent humidity, according to the National Weather Service.

4:15 p.m. update

At 3:52 p.m., The National Weather Service in Topeka reported that the temperature in Lawrence had topped 100 degrees, making this the hottest day of the year so far.

The heat indices were much higher, as high as 115 degrees at times. In Topeka, heat indices of 120 were reported.

Outdoor activity is not recommended while temperatures remain this high.

Check back to for updates.

12:07 p.m. update

As the mercury climbs, the National Weather Service in Topeka has issued an excessive heat warning for Douglas County and all the rest of northeast Kansas through 8 p.m. Sunday night.

According to the weather service, heat indices, or the temperature it feels like outside, are expected to range from 108 to 113 degrees. Exposure to the heat could lead to heat cramp, heat exhaustion or heat stroke, the weather service said.

The weather service urges you to consider rescheduling outdoor activity until after the excessive heat warning is listed. If that's not possible, remember to drink plenty of fluids and wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.

For more tips on avoiding and treating heat-related illnesses, check out this post from WellCommons.

An excessive heat warning is issued when high humidities are expected to combine with hot temperatures to make it feel like it is 110 degrees or greater.

The heat advisory remains in effect through 8 p.m. Monday.

2 a.m. update

A heat advisory for Douglas County issued by the National Weather Service in Topeka will go into effect at 11 a.m. today.

Temperatures during the heat advisory, which will last through Monday evening, are expected to rest between 95 and 103 degrees. High humidity levels will make the temperatures feel warmer, topping out near 108 degrees.

Heat-related illness is possible for individuals who are exposed to the conditions for prolonged periods of time. Residents planning to spend time outside should avoid strenuous activities, wear light, loose-fitting clothing and of course drink plenty of water.


riverdrifter 6 years ago

Most of the weather discussions I've seen say it's gonna be hot & dry through the end of the month. I hope they're wrong but the 7-21 day forecasters have been pretty darn good at it of late.

Casey_Jones 6 years ago

"drink light-colored, loose-fitting clothing."


hawkman8950 6 years ago

how does one "drink light-colored, loose-fitting clothing?" lol

wendy09 6 years ago

If that's not possible, remember to drink plenty of fluids and wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. your wrong. lols

Terry Sexton 6 years ago

I can drink in some loose-fitting clothing. Just have a pretty girl wear some.

Jonathan Kealing 6 years ago

We of course mean WEAR light colored clothing. Whoops! But hey. Now you all know. And if you figure out how to drink the clothes, let me know.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 6 years ago

I think the hot weather is having a bad effect on some of the posters on this thread.

jackpot 6 years ago

100 at 3:52 at Lawrence airport. NWS site.

Jonathan Kealing 6 years ago

Saw it as well. Working on finding a contest winner!

Jonathan Kealing 6 years ago

No problem. I always appreciate people keeping us honest. :-)

blindrabbit 6 years ago

jackpot----Lawrence Airport? wasn't it renamed the Nelson Krueger Aerodrome!

Chris Golledge 6 years ago

On the pedantic side, index singular, indices plural, though indexes has come to be commonly used; what is 'indeces'?

Jonathan Kealing 6 years ago

Whoops. I guess we had one indeces, when we meant indices, (which I'll note is what we used the other three times). While I prefer indexed, the National Weather Services refers to more than one heat index as heat indices, so that's the term we used.

classclown 6 years ago

"what is 'indeces'?"


Partial indecency? People walking around while covering body parts that need to be covered legally, have bodies that dictate they should be covering a lot more?

Are there a lot of flabbos walking around out there in speedos?

beatrice 6 years ago

"what is 'indeces'?"

Boats and fish.

Boats are in da seas, fish are in da seas.

riverdrifter 6 years ago

My lil' weather station in Baldwin topped out at 101 at 5pm with a heat indisease (index, indeces, infeces, id da seas) at a whopping 117. Bleah.

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